Flights to Uyo, Nigeria from the United States range from about 12.5h-55h. The precise length of your flight will depend on your departure city as well as the number and length of stopovers you experience. Those departing from the west coast will likely have a total flight time that is on the longer end of the range, due to distance and the increased chance for an extra stopover. If you’re departing from the east coast, however, you’re more likely to have a flight time on the shorter end of the range with possibly only one stopover, if that.
When your destination is Uyo, you’ll fly into Lagos International Airport and then fly into Akwa Ibom Airport, Uyo’s domestic airport. To Lagos, you can choose from daily direct flights from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport serviced by Delta Airlines. From other cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., and Houston, you can also book flights with just a single stopover to Lagos. Once you alight at Lagos International Airport, you can hop on a flight to Uyo, with airlines like Air Peace providing direct flights that take just one hour.
Once you arrive at Uyo Akwa Ibom Airport (QUO), your final step will be to reach Uyo city center. Uyo city is about 20 miles northwest of the airport. To get to downtown Uyo from the airport, you have limited choices as there are no public transportation options at the airport. A taxi to downtown Uyo will cost about $11-$13 and take about 28 minutes. Ensure that you and your driver have settled on a fare before embarking on the journey. Also be sure to check with your accommodations and see if they provide shuttle rides to and from the airport.
Uyo is the capital city of Akwa Ibom in southern Nigeria and is a city that is both thoroughly modern and culturally distinct, meaning there is plenty for visitors to see and do. Head to the elegant Ibom Plaza, one of the first modern shopping centers in Nigeria, where you can enjoy shops and dine at local restaurants as well as enjoy the flowers, greenery, and fountains that line the plaza. Gain a deeper understanding of Uyo and Nigeria itself with a trip to the thoughtful National Museum of Colonial History. You’re your swimsuit and spend an afternoon on the warm sands of Ibeno Beach. Enjoy local food and drinks at Discovery Park, where mingling and dancing is part of the fun.
United States citizens traveling to Uyo, Nigeria will need a valid passport, visa, and vaccination records. To depart Nigeria, you must then present your entry visa to prove you entered the country legally.